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Study Shows Statins Can Cause Extreme Muscle Pain

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that statin drugs lead to extreme muscle pain in some patients. According to the study, 42.6 percent of patients experienced muscle side effects while taking a statin medication,… Read More

FDA Orders Update to Chemo Drug Taxotere Warning Label

In December 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ordered that the warning label for the chemotherapy drug Taxotere be updated to include risks for permanent hair loss or alopecia. Although hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy for many… Read More

Permanent Hair Loss Likely After Being Given Taxotere

Everyone knows that women who undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer often lose their hair.  The good news for these patients is that the hair generally grows back 4-6 weeks after stopping chemotherapy. Taxotere is a drug manufactured by Sanofi Aventis… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Loses First Jury Trial over Risperdal and Male Breast Development

Johnson & Johnson, makers of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, lost its first jury trial in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The pharmaceutical company was ordered to pay $2.5 million to a 20-year-old autistic man from Alabama who developed gynecomastia after… Read More

ALERT - Pregnant Women Should Not Take Zofran for Morning Sickness!

If you are pregnant and suffering from morning sickness DO NOT TAKE ZOFRAN.   The anti-nausea drug causes heart defects, cleft palate, cleft lip and possibly other birth defects.    Women who took Zofran (ondansetron) in the early stages of pregnancy… Read More

Pradaxa Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $650 Million in Blood-Thinner Litigation

With nearly irrefutable evidence linking blood-thinner Pradaxa to fatal gastrointestinal bleeding, manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim has agreed to pay plaintiffs a total of $650 million in settlements. The first of the U.S. trials are set to be heard… Read More

$9 Billion Actos Verdict in Louisiana !

On Monday April 7, 2014 a Federal Jury in Louisiana returned a $9 Billion Dollar Punitive Damages Verdict against Takeda Pharmaceutical and Eli Lilly.  The actual damages awarded was $1.5 Million. The Plaintiffs in the case, Terrence and Susan Allen,… Read More

Meningitis Outbreak in Maryland-8 confirmed cases and two deaths

The Silver Spring injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan are offering a free telephone consultation to anyone who has been diagnosed with fungal meningitis; or anyone concerned that they may have been infected. There are currently 119 cases and 11 deaths… Read More

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak in Maryland and Surrounding States

The CDC has reported a fungal meningitis outbreak, and has linked the problem to epidural steroid injections used to treat back pain. 35 cases have been reported with cases in Maryland, Virginia, NC, TN and Florida. Victims who have contracted the meningitis… Read More

Pradaxa May Cause Bleeding in Elderly Patients

Pradaxa is a blood thinning medication prescribed and marketed to patients with a heart condition called non-valvular atrial fibrillation-it is used to reduce the risk of strokes, blood clots and systemic embolisms. Pradaxa is similar to a drug called… Read More

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